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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 202

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 202

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A Newspaper is a printed or online publication that provides readers with news and articles i.e. the current affairs of a country and the world. Current Affairs play a prominent role in several government-related recruitment exams in India. To better understand the current state of affairs, a candidate should acquire rich vocabulary primarily used by editors and publications of newspaper articles and editorials. SPLessons has made an effort to provide a comprehensive list of commonly used words in newspaper articles and editorials. Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 202 provides the readers with a collection of useful vocabulary for newspapers.

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Complexity (Noun) the state or quality of being intricate or complicated.
  • complication
  • problem
  • difficulty
“an issue of great complexity”
Subsumed (Verb) include or absorb (something) in something else.
  • included
  • comprised
  • incorporated
“most of these phenomena can be subsumed under two broad categories”
Unscrupulous (Adjective) having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
  • unprincipled
  • immoral
  • unethical
“unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants”
Connived (Verb) secretly allow (something immoral, illegal, or harmful) to occur.
  • deliberately ignore
  • overlook
  • not take into consideration

“government officials were prepared to connive in impeding the course of justice”
Staggering (Adjective) wildly walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall
  • lurch
  • walk unsteadily
  • reel
“he staggered to his feet, swaying a little”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Coffers (Noun) a strongbox or small chest for holding valuables.
  • strongbox e
  • money box
  • cash box
“a battered leather coffer sealed with a waxen crest”
Lull (Verb) calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements.
  • soothe
  • quiet
  • hush
“the rhythm of the boat lulled her to sleep”
Disarray (Noun) a state of disorganization or untidiness.
  • disorder
  • confusion
  • chaos
”her grey hair was in disarray”
Faction (Noun) dissension within an organization.
  • infighting
  • dissension
  • dissent
“a council increasingly split by faction”
Bastion (Noun) a projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions.
  • rampart
  • bulwark
  • parapet
  • fortification
“he had fortified the stronghold with ditches and bastions”

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